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ship portraits

Ships Ahoy!

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In the 19th century, stoic Victorians weren’t the only ones posing for portraits, appraiser John Bottero writes

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needlework sampler

A Stitch In Time

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Schoolgirl samplers provide an intriguing window into early Mainers’ lives, John Bottero says.

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Maine antique appraisal

A Strong Sign of Value?

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The latest installment of our appraisal series considers this and other Maine-y treasures.

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Victorian painted sleds

Snow Queens

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A century ago, elegant painted sleds from western Maine ruled sliding hills, appraiser John Bottero writes.

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Dahlov Ipcar paintings

Wild Things

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The art world is seeing renewed interest in iconic Maine painter Dahlov Ipcar, whose work hits a range of price points, appraiser John Bottero says.

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Wish You Were Here

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Decades before Instagram, postcards allowed people to use words and photos to encapsulate their Maine experience, appraiser John Bottero says.

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Portland Glass Company glassware

Glass Menagerie

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Long before today’s glass repair chain, a different Portland Glass was churning out elegant, affordable vessels.

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